Missed Vanguard 1

Ron Lee (ronlee@pcisys.net)
Fri, 29 Aug 1997 03:32:33

29 Aug 97, 08:58 UT pass. Range about 1700 km.

Limiting magnitude about 13.8.  Useful magnitude for
seeing Vanguard about 13.0.  Used 17 mm eyepiece with
8" scope.

Did not see it so I am considering observational error
or element set position offsets as possible factors as
well as the possible "it was too faint". 

Ron Lee